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Crow Canyon Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

1999 –when the Internet was still young, 5 years before Facebook was founded, and a “cloud” was still something that floated in the sky. The Millennium and the Year 2K Scare were a year away. Microsoft had just come out with Exchange Server 5.5 and Outlook 97 – at the time, big advancements (over, [...]

2019-01-16T21:58:19+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Chatbots and Natural Language Processing

About NLP The rise of chatbot technology is quickly proving to be more than a mere fad, with a number of major businesses—such as Amtrak and Marriott—enjoying significant financial benefitsfrom their use in customer service settings. The ability of chatbots to effectively engage with customers is due to NLP (Natural Language Processing), a technology [...]

2019-01-12T19:06:17+00:00January 12th, 2019|

The Economic Argument for Bots

Artificial Intelligence has attracted a lot of attention lately, and will certainly continue to do so as the technology rapidly improves. AI covers a wide range of possibilities, some of which will not appear until well into the future. But one area where AI is already gaining momentum is in the use of bots, specifically [...]

2018-12-24T01:24:12+00:00December 11th, 2018|

SharePoint 2019 Brings Modern UI to On-Premises Installations

With the release of SharePoint Server 2019 in October, on-premises installations can now take advantage of SharePoint’s “Modern UI”. Microsoft developed the Modern UI as a responsive, more efficient alternative to the “Classic” SharePoint interface. While the Modern UI has been available in SharePoint Online/Office 365 for over a year, it is only with the [...]

2018-12-24T15:07:59+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Technology Marches On – Is Your Company Keeping Up?

Technology speeds ahead and businesses lag behind – that is the reality we encounter everyday here at Crow Canyon Software. Technology advances rapidly. All of us see this as we are barraged daily with new features and enhancements to the products we use. When we open our phones, there are apps to be updated; in [...]

2018-12-31T16:20:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|

A Bot is Born: Crow Canyon Brings AI Services to SharePoint

Using Microsoft's Bot Framework, LUIS, NLP, and Azure Cognitive Services, Crow Canyon brings AI to SharePoint & Office 365 applications! Does “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) still seem remote and futuristic? Something from a Sci-Fi movie? Well, it is not anymore, with Big Data, Bots, and Machine Learning making AI capabilities readily accessible to software developers such [...]

2018-12-24T15:56:37+00:00October 29th, 2018|

Microsoft Teams Webinar – Answers to Questions Raised

Note: this blog post answers questions raised during a Webinar we held Oct. 10th on Microsoft Teams with MVP Matthew J. Bailey. Microsoft Teams is obviously a hot topic these days, with many organizations looking to implement it and see how it can help with running day-to-day operations and managing special projects. We had a [...]

2018-12-17T18:34:49+00:00October 18th, 2018|

Crow Canyon goes Modern!

All our applications and apps, along with the NITRO Studio, are now fully compatible with SharePoint's Modern UI. The Modern UI, currently only available on Office 365, offers new features and capabilities to SharePoint. Here are two articles that go into depth about the advantages of this new interface:             Joanne Klein: 10 Reasons the SharePoint [...]

2018-10-18T17:19:22+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

Increase Efficiency with a SharePoint or Office 365 Purchase Order System

In a highly competitive market, you need to ensure that all aspects of your business run like clockwork. Otherwise there is no chance of staying ahead of the pack. It's easy to focus more on what's going on out in the field where revenue is generated and not examine the efficiency of internal workings as [...]

2018-12-24T16:02:25+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

Is Microsoft Updating Office 365 Too Fast Too Often?

Recent discussions among Microsoft MVP’s resulted in a blog published last week by MVP Stacy Deere-Strole, “Keeping Up with Microsoft: Realistic or Not?”. In this article, Stacy states that “every Tuesday, there is a new change to Office 365” and that makes it “harder and harder” to keep up. Stacy talks about the frustration of [...]

2018-08-28T22:19:05+00:00August 28th, 2018|
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